Leftover Scattered Squares Quilt Timeline
Started: November 6, 2014
Finished: September 15, 2017
November 6, 2014: Some of my friends are over to sew and our younger kids are playing in the garden, but one of the pre-teens is at loose ends, not wanting to play with the littles but not wanting to play whatever game the big kids are playing either. I ask her if she wants to make a quilt for her bed and hand her the box of squares that I reserve for kid projects — all the fabrics I don’t really care about. She is excited and starts putting row after row on the design wall.
April 5, 2014: It’s been a long time since my friend’s daughter has been able to come back and work on her quilt, but I am finally able to have her come and at least pick out the rest of the squares she needs.
December 27, 2015: My friend’s daughter is clearly overwhelmed at the idea of trying to sew a bed-sized quilt (smart!), so I offer to finish it for her. The squares are organized into rows and stacked for assembly.
May 28, 2015: The quilt top is done and the backing is chosen!
July 7, 2016: I photograph and text several quilt pattern options so my friend can decide how she wants the project quilted.
April 9, 2017: I’m not finding much time to sew with my mother’s declining health, but I do manage to start quilting this quilt.
September 15, 2015: Got it all done, and the Leftover Scattered Squares Quilt is finished! I’m really impressed with how it turned out.